Basic Genealogy Workshop

On Friday, October 5, the Library will host a Basic Genealogy Workshop in the Auditorium from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There is a break for lunch on your own.

A person’s genealogy is a word portrait depicting the history of their extended family. It might include touching stories of how their great-grandparents met, how they arrived in this country, what kinds of jobs they had, or what they were remembered for in their community.

The Basic Genealogy Workshop presents a variety of specific research skills, such as deciphering old handwriting styles and recognizing symbols commonly used in historic public and family records. You will be saved hours of futile searching by learning where to begin your research, based on your ancestor’s place of origin or date of birth. You will also be taught how to easily maneuver through naturalization and census records, as well as ship passenger lists.

This workshop is geared for genealogists of all skill levels, as well as those just considering genealogy research. It is limited to six attendees per workshop. The $20.00 cost of the workshop supplies you with a broad spectrum of genealogical information and research tools that stretch around the globe and reach back through hundreds of years of historical records.

For more information, contact Jean Adkins at 330-832-9831, ext. 337. Registration can be completed at the Reference Desk of the Massillon Public Library 208 Lincoln Way East. The Second Street entrance is handicap accessible.